Getting Started feature articles
- 03/14/18Getting started
Parallel voices - Harmony Basics - Part 38
The previous article allowed you to get to know chords better, discussing open and drop chords. This week we'll take a look at a case where voices evolve in parallel, with a special focus on octaves and fifths. I know, I know: parallel octaves and fifths are forbidden, right? Indeed, when you want to stick to classic harmony, it is...
- 03/05/18Getting started
Recording electric guitar - Combining several mics - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 67
In this installment we'll see in which cases it might be useful to record your guitar amp with several mics.
- 02/26/18Getting started
Drop voicings - Harmony Basics - Part 37
In the previous article we briefly studied the movements of each voice within the context of voice-leading, based on the motion of the root. Today we'll focus on a particular sort of voicing: drop voicings.
- 02/26/18Getting started
Recording electric guitar - In practice - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 66
This week we retake the recording of electric guitar with the installment you've all been waiting for: the recording itself!
- 02/21/18Getting started
Off track - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 65
Today's article is somewhat special but serves to illustrate perfectly the advantages of splicing into episodes this sort of series.
- 02/19/18Getting started
Voice movement in voice-leading - Harmony Basics - Part 36
In the previous article you saw the notes that are best suited to create voicings and those which ought to be avoided. In this one we will focus our attention on voice-leading and certain rules you should consider when exploring this technique.
- 02/12/18Getting started
Recording electric guitar - Prerequisites (Part 2) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 64
Second installment of the chapter dedicated to recording electric guitar. Today we'll discuss a small accessory that many guitar players are fond of to see how it impacts the sound and how you can make the best of it.
- 01/31/18Getting started
Voicings, important notes and notes to avoid - Harmony Basics - Part 35
Today we'll continue exploring voicings... but going back to the basics! Because it's really nice to talk about open, closed, added-tone and what-not chords but if you don't know which notes you can or cannot use, then you might end up a bit frustrated.
- 01/30/18Getting started
Recording electric guitar - Prerequisites (Part 1) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 63
This week we'll start a new construction site dedicated to recording electric guitar. This chapter will have a lot in common with that of the bass – some of you might even think that certain passages seem like I'm only repeating myself. But in my defense I must say that that's one of the basic pillars of learning: repeating what you learn until ...
- 01/26/18Getting started
Voicings for the II V I pogression - Harmony Basics - Part 34
Ever since I started this series I have striven to give you a bunch of theoretical tools that allow you to understand as well as possible the mechanisms behind Western harmony, always trying to avoid complicating things too much. At least that was my goal, and I hope I've achieved it. But don't worry I'm not saying goodbye just yet, far from that!